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Friday, November 27, 2015

Deana: family round robin quilts revealed

Did you all have a happy Thanksgiving?  I did.  On Thanksgiving evening my sisters, mom, and I gathered for our quilt reveal.  We have been working on them since June and passing them around but we did not know which one was ours.  It is so fun!

This year Felicity picked the "inspiration fabric".  We all had to order some and use it in the quilt.  Is is one of the blues in this quilt below.

My sister, Jodi, planned this quilt for Mom. 

Mom planned this quilt for Jodi.  I got to help in the planning on this one.  Mom and I went to a quilt show together and fell in love with this pattern.  Mom cut it all out and sent it to the first person and then decided she wanted to add the sunrise border.  The sunrise border is a pattern from the Block Lotto that I made and Mom fell in love with.  Mom, who hates to paper piece, paper pieced all the the sunrise blocks and hand appliqued the center half circles.  She also did all of the applique'.  The other group members had no knowledge of the applique' section or the final border so it was fun to show it at the reveal.  My job was to assemble the applique' corners onto the quilt, do all the curved piecing on the sunrise blocks, and finish up with borders.

Here is a better photo I took from home before I left.

Becky and Felicity ended up planning quilts for each other.  Becky did this one for Felicity.

This is the one Felicity organized for Becky.

Yay!  My sister Tracy did this wonderful, bright, batik quilt for me.  I LOVE Batiks!

I am on the left and she is on the right.  

I designed this quilt for Tracy.  She has all boys so I thought a woodsy, masculine quilt would be fitting.

At my son's first wrestling tournament of the season this year I finished the applique' on these four Dear Jane Blocks.  I need to get some more prepped for the wrestling season which will last until February.
Here are my Dear Jane blocks next to my Block Lotto Blocks.  The Lotto blocks are 9" so you can see how small Dear Jane is.

Here is a peak at a couple of quilts from our past round robin.  Becky finished the borders on her Windmill quilt I designed for her.  She asked me to quilt it for her - yay! I am so excited!

Here is the quilt Becky created for me in the last Round Robin.  I have the borders on and it is ready to quilt as well.  I can't even wait to get quilting on my new machine again.

Here are some links to past family round robins if you are interested in seeing them.

February 2015
July 2014
I am linking up this Friday with:

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Deana: Block Lotto blocks done

I loved the blocks in the Block Lotto this month so I made six.  I have three more cut out and will post them later.

I am linking up today with:

freemotion by the river
Sew Cute Tuesday
Monday Making
Design Board Monday
Main Crush Monday
BOM's Away

New York Beauty

I am hopeful to fulfill a dream of making a New York Beauty quilt in 2016.  I found this blog post and wanted to link to it so I can study it for NYB ideas.  This blog post has so many amazing things to look at anyway!

This link has the NYB in it.

Go visit Quilt Inspiration to see other amazing quilts!

I must buy me theses circle templates!  

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Final Stashbee blocks for the year - DONE!

November is the final month of the year for Stashbee.  The Hive momma chose to do a Quilt of Valor in gold and crimson.  These blocks were fun, simple, and fast to make.

I have also been cutting out blocklotto blocks.  I have not participated in several months.  Finished blocks will be ready to post next week.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Deana: Jolynn's Medallion is done!

Yay!  I was able to perform a miracle and get it quilted and bound.  I feel so relieved.  Now I need to pull off this wedding and I will feel free again.  It has all been a fun journey though.

I can't wait until next week at Thanksgiving because my family will be revealing our family round robin quilts.  We will also find out which one is ours.  I will be posting the photos as soon as I get back from the holiday.

I am linking up today with:

Freemotion by the River

Monday, November 9, 2015

Deana: Online Quilt Trunk Show

I am excited to be a part of the online quilt trunk show hosted by Whims and Fancies. Below is a list of a few of my FINISHED projects for the show.  I hope you will enjoy them.

Jessi's Medallion - made for my daughter, Jessi, for her wedding this past May.  

Windmill Quilt - also made for Jessi's wedding

Sewing Room Delight - made for a friend in a Christmas friends swap  - 2014 Christmas. 

Horse quilt for my son - Christmas 2014.  The silhouettes are all of him.


Dorinda Quilt - made in memory of my Great Great Great Great Grandmother Dorinda.  It is a replica of her design.

Gold quilt - made by my mother but I quilted it.  

Shimmer Braid - I designed this one for Fort Worth Fabric Studio.

All but the Dorinda quilt were started and completed within the last year.  Most of these quilts are my own design and some of the patterns can be found in my Craftsy shop.  There is a link in the sidebar.

Deana: Quilting

I have been quilting on my daughter's wedding quilt in hopes of having it done in time for her second shower this coming Saturday.  It is a stretch so we shall see.

You can't see the quilting yet because I have done mostly outlining "in the ditch" work.  You can tell where I have been though because the absense of basting threads indicate so.

I am linking up with:
Fabric Tuesday

Ann: November Rows for Americana QAL

I have been able to spend some time at the sewing machine the past week, and have completed the rows for the Americana Quilt. The Big Star block looked daunting, but was actually pretty easy and fun. Paper piecing and 3-D work was the major part of the block. I then added the 2 short rows to the side to make the row complete.

The Yankee Doodle Star row was fun to do also.

Almost done. December we will not be working on the quilt, as it is such a busy tine for everyone.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Deana: binding completed on the barn quilt

I finished the binding this morning on the barn quilt.  It is now ready for my daughter's bridal shower tomorrow.

I also have her wedding quilt on the frames and will get it basted today.  I hope to get some outline quilting completed as well.

This quilt is my LYOF project for November.  I hope to have it quilted and bound before December 1.

Here are some photos of my daughter and her fiance'.  You can see that the quilts fit their style.

Today I am linking up with: 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Deana: Yay! I was featured!

I was so excited to discover that I was featured on Fort Worth Fabric Studio's blog for my design "Jessi's Medallion".  Thanks Fort Worth!

I will have to share in the glory with my sister Tracy who cut the entire quilt out and made kits to send to two other ladies.  She made the entire center herself and other sisters and mom helped finish it up.  

Saturday, October 31, 2015

2015 UFO Challenge revisited...

I am participating in the 2015 UFO Challenge.  It began in January and I wanted to take an inventory of what I have accomplished.  For this purpose I am posting it today.  

I had a goal to quilt one project a month and finish one UFO top a month.  I put my "tops" on the list for the UFO Challenge in hopes of getting them ready to quilt but not expecting to get them finished and quilted in the same month.  

The idea was to make a list of 12 UFOs and number them.  The first of each month a number was drawn at random and that is the UFO you work on for that month.  

Some of these projects were too intense to complete in one month such as Dear Jane and the Quilted Barn, but I reported my progress.

Here is my list:

#2 Christmas Log Cabin
This number was drawn in August and I have not touched it.

#1 Brielle's Braid

Done in October!

#3 (March) Quilter's Garden


#4 Grand Illusion  (January)

FINISHED the top Jan 19, 2015

#5 Dear Jane Blocks
This one is on the list twice because it will take two full months to make very much progress.

#6 Barn Swap

Done - (October)  I combined this quilt with my Buggy Barn Star blocks which finishes two UFOs on my list.

#7 Shimmer Braid  (February)

FINISHED in February

Quilted in July

and Storm at Sea

FINISHED in February

#8 Snowman Embroidery  (April)


#9 Dear Jane border blocks
This one is on the list twice because it will take two full months to make very much progress.

I have not touched Dear Jane this year.

#10 Jo's Americana

These quilt blocks were combined with the barn swap blocks above into one quilt.  I completed it in October - quilted too!

#11 Sliced Quilt Challenge - learn more about this project here.

I have not touched the sliced quilt this year.

#12 Flowering Snowball (May)


I am linking up with Show Off Saturday.